Singled Out: "[Me & Rihanna] Kind Of Missed Each Other In The Studio"

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 9:30PM

Written by Amber McKynzie for Mike Will Made It

[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After New York rapper Torae broke down "Steady Mobbin'," hitmaker Mike Will Made It unravels Rihanna's "Pour It Up" smash.]

[Did I think of this as the female "Bands A Make Her Dance?] Ah, nah. Not at all. Really that beat right there was in the vault.

That wasn't even really like one of my go-to beats, you know what I'm sayin'? It was really like a throw away beat for real. With "Bands A Make Her Dance" [out], they said if [Rihanna] had one of those she would be outta here, and I was like I got one of those. And I just turned that beat on. And then I went in with Rock City and we knocked that joint out.

[I made the beat] around the same time I did "Bands A Make Her Dance"...[but] it's a totally separate song. People are gonna have their own little remarks and feelings on how a song is, and "Bands A Make Her Dance" was a hit. So sh*t, they felt like it was another hit--that's the only way I took it.

I was actually working through Def Jam [to put this all together]. [They] had me out there in L.A. working on some stuff for Rihanna.

We kind of missed each other in the studio. She was in the studio one night and I wasn't there; then I was in the studio and she wasn't there. Then I went back to Atlanta and that's when she heard "Pour It Up," and she laid it down.

With song being a success I think we'll end up working [together] again.

Atlanta's always been known for its strip-club anthems, but ATL producer, Mike Will Made It has taken booty-shaking bangers to a new level. From Ace Hood to T.I., Mike has worked with the best of them, and now he's teamed up with Juicy J, one-half of Three 6 Mafia, to drop the pole-dancing, bottle-popping staccato beat for "Bands A Make Her Dance."

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